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Published:November 19th, 2009 15:08 EST
 Who Will Thank Our Heroes?

Who Will Thank Our Heroes?

By SOP newswire2

In a full-page ad published yesterday in the Ledger-Inquirer of Columbus, GA, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) calls upon the public to thank our military heroes. The Catholic group`s message is simple: "A Call to Gratitude: Who Will Thank Our Heroes?"

The ad addresses the protesters who gather at the gates of Fort Benning to protest against the activities of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly called the School of the Americas) and demand its closure.

"On the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we might be tempted to think that the world`s great military dangers have passed. However, that is not the case," the TFP statement points out. "We still live in a world of violence and uncertainties. Our enemies are no longer concentrated behind an Iron Curtain but are scattered about the world in the form of radical groups and rogue nations all too willing to threaten the peace."

"Now more than ever, we need the soldier to keep the peace," continues the TFP statement. "We note, however, that it was not the pacifists that brought down the Berlin Wall. Theirs was a constant message of concession, `dialogue,` and defeat."
"The soldier took upon himself the thankless task of confronting evil by force of arms. It was the soldier that risked all to do his duty wherever he was called to go without hesitation or complaint. The American soldier and his counterparts all over the world stood down the communist threat in Europe, Asia and Latin America. And his services are no less needed in our days."

"Thus, we need to thank -- not protest -- these heroes who put their lives on the line. These heroes guarantee the peace. We live freely because they made the greatest of sacrifices -- even that of life itself," the statement reads.

The full statement is available online at:

www.tfp.org/slideshow/slideshow/a-call-to-gratitude- who-will-thank-our-heroes.html

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